The films of Quentin Tarantino usually manage to draw their fair share of controversy, whether it’s from the language (in particular, his use of the n-word) or via the stylized violence. Indeed, master composer Ennio Morricone reveals he too had to have a long think about how the director depicted bloodshed in his films.
“I’ll say something I said to Quentin when he first came to Rome to visit me: I’ve been impressed and even shocked by the violence of some of his sequences. But after a long meditation process I realized that while we’re shocked by the horror of this violence, Tarantino’s position is always on the side of the victims and the underclass,” he told Deadline. “Through violence he shows support for its victims. I’d like to ask whether that’s a correct interpretation, because it took me some time to form it.”
And thus he signed up to write music for “The Hateful Eight,” which as you likely know by now, also includes Morricone’s unused pieces for John Carpenter‘s “The Thing.” But Tarantino couldn’t help putting some of his jams on there too, with tunes by The White Stripes and Roy Orbison appearing.
“The Hateful Eight” 70mm roadshow opens on Christmas Day, and the soundtrack is available now. Listen below.